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Gaping Gill

Clapdale Dr, Lancaster LA2 8EE, UK

Caves

About Gaping Gill

Gaping Gill is one of the most famous caves in the Dales and one of the largest underground chambers in Britain. It’s often said, without exaggeration, that this dramatic chamber is big enough to fit a cathedral. It is so big that there has been an attempt to fly a hot air balloon inside the cave. Gaping Gill still retains the records for the highest unbroken waterfall in England and the largest underground chamber naturally open to the surface.


Attractions near Gaping Gill

Ingleborough Cave1.62km from Gaping Gill

Ingleborough Cave is one of the best known in the UK with many visitors coming each year keen to see the historic attraction. Visitors to the cave will be greeted with one of the finest show caves in the UK with a number of notable features. It was  located close to the village of Clapham in the scenic Yorkshire Dales. The tours of the Cave leave from the entrance at regular intervals with an expert guide to help interpret the many features of the Cave.

Ingleborough2.13km from Gaping Gill

Ingleborough is the second-highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, England. It is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and is frequently climbed as part of the Three Peaks walk. A large part of Ingleborough is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve and is the home of a new joint project, Wild Ingleborough, with aims to improve the landscape for wildlife and people.

White Scar Cave4.28km from Gaping Gill

White Scar Cave is the longest show cave in Britain. See underground waterfalls, flowstone, and the massive ice-age cavern decorated with thousands of stalactites. Spectacular location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Originally accessed through a vertical boulder choke, an access tunnel has been cut to include it on the visitor trail.It is open as a show cave, the entrance being from the Ribblehead to Ingleton road on the west of Ingleborough, with tours being run throughout the year

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail5.8km from Gaping Gill

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a well-known circular trail beginning and ending in the village of Ingleton in the English county of North Yorkshire, now maintained by the Ingleton Scenery Company. It is claimed that the trail, some 8 kilometres long, and with a vertical rise of 169 m has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the north of England. It is on private land and an entrance fee is charged.

Ribblehead Viaduct6.81km from Gaping Gill

Ribblehead viaduct is just over the border from Cumbria into North Yorkshire and is undoubtedly the most impressive structure on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. The viaduct carries the Settle to Carlisle Railway line across Batty Moss. The  Viaduct has twenty-four magnificent arches that carry the railway line 104 ft above the moor.  It was one of the iconic structures in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.

Pen-y-ghent8.73km from Gaping Gill

Pen-y-ghent is the perfect hill with which to give young children a taste of an outdoor challenge. The circular walk to the summit from Horton-in-Ribblesdale is under six miles – perfect for little legs or when the days are short and time is squeezed. The summit ridge divides streams flowing east to the North Sea from those that flow west into the Irish Sea and is at the end of a whaleback ridge that includes nearby Plover Hill.

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.